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This is a very interesting tour, especially if you want to get a taste of North African culture. The boat ride wasn't too long and the entrance into Morocco via customs was made simple by our guide handling everything. The tour consists of a lot of walking so wear proper footwear. Expect to be approached by merchants trying to sell you everything. We took this in stride and just accepted it as part of the life as there are a lot of open markets and this is to be expected. We stopped at a fabulous restaurant which was ornately decorated and the food was delicious and, of course, traditionally and authentically Moroccon served with waiters in their traditional dress and even a belly dancer. We then visited a large gallery which sold gorgeous carpets, leather and wooden goods, etc. and we also had a demonstration about the carpets. We visited an apothecary which also gave us a demonstration on what all of the spices, oils, and herbs were used for. Got some really good deals on herbs, oils, vases, etc. The bus tour around Tangier covered the more elite and richer part of Tangier as well as the more common and poorer areas which gave you such a contrast. Along the way to Tangier we stopped at a viewpoint for a very short break where you could get a camel ride and take some photos of the stunning beaches which seem to stretch on for miles. The Viator bus picked us up at the scheduled time and the guide was informative and friendly and made the whole experience very enjoyable. Extra tour guides joined us in Tangier too to ensure the group stayed together and to guide us through the mesmerising streets of Tangier. I would highly recommend this tour!
My husband and I had a wonderful time! Our guide was knowledgeable, pleasant, and easy to understand. The bus driver was alert and an excellent driver. It was especially nice to be picked up right outside our condo.
I was a bit apprehensive about booking this trip over the internet with a company I did not know. When I had a question, I called and the staff was very helpful and courteous. The tour guide and other tour staff were very professional and made me and my daughters feel very comfortable and safe as Tanger and the border crossing could be overwhelming. This trip met all my expectations!
Probably the highlight of our Costa del Sol vacation. We were in great hands with our travel guide Pedro. What a diverse place of people, cultures, history, and architecture. The Kasbah shouldn't be missed. Wife loved the shopping. Considering a whole new vacation now to Africa including Tangier again because of this trip. Only negative was the "gauntlet" got a little aggressive for my comfort on the way back to the ferry.
The bus was very convenient, picked us up near our hotel. The trip was very nice and well coordinated, great guide in Morocco. Very nice lunch spot as well.
Great day. Very well run and organized. Street vendors were obnoxious but everything else was A+
Cathy Lynn C
We had a great time! The trip was both fun and informative. The guides were very helpful and friendly. I have told family and friends how great this trip was!
Excellent trip, first class tour guides who made our day stress free. Lunch was very good - we would recommend this day trip with no hesitation. Thank you!
One of the best excursions I have taken. The arrangements, guides and food were all brilliant. Very good value for money. I was a little concerned about how my 81-year-old father would cope, but he had no problems with the pace of the tour, he is active for his age.
Olga M. M
We loved Morocco, especially with the guided tour. Excellent tour guides, great service, buses and boats in great condition. It was far better than expected.
We really enjoyed our trip to Morocco! Despite my husband's reservations to go with our small children, it turned out to be a great day! We got to stop and ride a camel before taking to the streets of Tangier and experiencing the local culture. They took us to a very nice shop, where we could peruse the local handicrafts hassle-free. We also had a wonderful lunch while listening to live Moroccan music.
We loved this trip! We were well looked after by our local guide.
Fantastic. But the tour guide was a bit rude and left us stranded at one point.
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Morocco. Because we were there during the off season, the bus was not full and we didn't have to make many hotel stops to pick people up. The bus was comfortable and the ferry was very nice with a snack bar on it. Our guide was very good and we were met with another guide once we arrived in Morocco who specialized and taught at the University. The lunch was a nice experience but the food which was probably typical was not especially good but edible. The lunch was free as mentioned, but drinks were not. Towards the end of the tour, we stopped at a carpet place where they showed us how they make them and then we were left to buy one if we chose. I personally bought a rug, but for those who weren't interested in buying might have been bored. I could have used more shopping time, but that's because I am a shopper when it comes to buying local items. We also got to ride the camels which was fun. I would take this tour again and I would recommend it to others.
The tour was very well run. Be sure to be ready early as the bus was 10 minutes early.
The trip was enjoyable and very well planned. The lunch was very good.
Sandra Dee O
Well organized and included lunch. The guide was professional and informative. Enjoyed the whole day in Morocco.
Any bad reviews of this trip are incorrect. Having just gone on May 10th, I can say the day was planned wonderfully. We were picked up not even five minutes from our hostel (we are students) and then took a coach all the way to Tarifa. Anyone complaining about stops, either stay closer or don't complain because it has to do with distance to southern-most tip of Spain. Our guide was amazing. Comments that caught our attention when booking this was that they gave too much time to shop, but in reality there was a rug demonstration along with a spice information session. These were both excellent, and we both ended up buying rugs for extremely cheap prices! Overall, trip was wonderful and would recommend it for the price. Take this journey and pray you get our guide.
What a tremendous experience of going to a little slice of Africa. We felt very safe, well fed at the lunch, and learned a lot about their culture and history. While the street vendors were pretty aggressive, it was still entertaining in itself, as we did not take it too personally. Both of our guides were really excellent, and we were picked up only a few hundred meters from our hotel.
Everything turned out according to plan. We were picked up at the exact time the tour company indicated. It was an excellent tour both en route and in Tangier. I recommend this tour and the ease of booking online. This tour is a must if you're in the area.
The trip to Tangier was wonderful, fascinating and very interesting. We had never been to Africa and this was a small glimpse, but very different. The tour was well organized, efficient and the driver and guides very good. We were picked up at our time share actually arrived early and had an interesting drive down the coast. The ferry was fun, transfers easy and the walk through the casbah and medina very interesting. The local guides were good, and one followed at the end making sure no one got lost, a real possibility in the narrow allies. The snake charmers were interesting, and the meal was good. They dropped us off right in front of our place on the way back. Altogether a great tour.
So glad we took this brief day trip to Morocco, well worth going, it is so exotic and a totally different experience. Our guide was extremely pleasant, knowledgeable, spoke perfect English and had tons of patience! It was a somewhat rushed day but covered all the typical sights and sounds of an Arab world. Loved the people, the food, the merchants, the music, camel rides and snake charmers even! Wish we had more time to shop!
This is a great tour. There is no way that I could have seen as much if I had done it on my own.